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Conklin Joins KeHE Distributors’ Board Of Directors

Deb Conklin
Deb Conklin

Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 02:59 pm

Deb Conklin has joined the board of directors for KeHE, which is based in Naperville, Illinois.

Conklin is the CEO of Reddy Ice, the nation’s largest packaged ice manufacturer and distributor. Prior to her current role, she was a managing director of Centerbridge Partners’ Portfolio Operations, most recently acting as interim CEO of Pei Wei Fresh Kitchen. She also has been COO of Helix Poly and a senior operations advisor at TPG Capital.

“We are excited to welcome Deb to our board of directors,” said Brandon Barnholt, president and CEO of KeHE. “Her deep expertise in governance, corporate leadership, financial value creation, and talent development will truly help drive KeHE on our journey to become the ‘Next Generation’ distributor. We were also drawn to her alignment with our core value of serving others.”

Conklin was selected following a nationwide candidate search. She holds an MBA degree from Queens College and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.

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